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RE: Favorite Dinosaur Image or most inspirational

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Steve Walsh
> and The How and Why Wonderbook of Dinosaurs
> (natch):
> http://homepage.mac.com/doubtboy/HowAndWhy.html.

The How and Why Wonderbook of Dinosaurs was my first dinosaur book, and one of 
my first books, period.

I was probably more entranced, however, by Rudolph Zallinger's art in the Giant 
Golden Book of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric

However, I can't say any individual image from these two (or many others) per 
se did it for me: it was instead the aggregate.

On the other hand, Bakker's Deinonychus reconstruction (from 1969, although I 
didn't see it until Adrian Desmond's The Hot-Blooded
Dinosaurs came out) would probably be the closest thing I had to an 
"inspirational" piece of art. Dinosaurs never really looked the
same to me after that...

(I had already seen the art in "Dinosaur Renaissance", but it didn't have as 
much of an impact for some reason.)

As for "favorite": damned hard to say, although I am still very partial to Greg 
Paul's two T. rex running away from the viewer over
the mudflats: http://www.angelfire.com/super/gspgallery/greg_paul_rex.jpg.

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